When children are learning remotely, it is extremely important for them to be able to make sense of the math. The free lesson below includes video tutorials that take children step-by-step through the process of solving each and every problem. I have been using these free books within my classroom for quite some time. My students love the math, and truly benefit from the video tutorials for remote learning like the ones in this post.
Do children learn from their mistakes?
Definitely! I encourage my students to take risks, and challenge themselves. Often their first attempts at solving any given problem results with a mistake or two. If I simply circle their mistake and put a grade at the top of their page, my students learn very slowly. However, I have my student follow three simple steps. First, they watch the video tutorial that accompanies each problem. Next, if they made a mistake, they find their own mistake. Finally, they use the video to help them fix their own mistake. This process solidifies the learning and ensures that they learn from their mistakes.
Here is a sample question and video tutorial from this free booklet:
You have 3/5 of a serving of fries. You eat 2/3’s of it before you get full and offer the rest to your mom.
How much did you eat of the 3/5 of fries?
- Complete the algorithm
- Create a mathematical model
- Make sure your algorithm agrees with your mathematical model.
*Hint: What’s 2/3 of 3/5?
Click on the photo below to watch the video tutorial
Here is a second sample question and video tutorial from this free booklet:
You join a bowling team called “The Strike Machine”. You are in the State Tournament and bowl the following scores:
162, 178, 212, 194, 232, 189, and 199.
What is the Interquartile Range of your bowling scores?
Each Assorted Stumper Problems Booklet comes with a weeks worth of homework. As in the above samples, each and every problem is linked to a video tutorial. I’ve included a link to my teachers pay teachers store where you can get the entire book for free!
Would you like to get this book for FREE?
Click the photo below to download this book!
One Last Thing
If you like this post and found it helpful, please leave a brief comment. As a teacher, perhaps the greatest reward I receive is from parents, children, and fellow teachers who use my strategies of education and succeed.
My mission in life and as an educator is to make people feel empowered, self-assured, and happy about who they are in this world! We all have gifts to bestow upon our world. Go forth and do so, and know that you are awesome!
Have a fantastic day – Brian McCoy